The Royal Palace

11 Sep 2015 – Happy Bdays to bro Steven and May Yung-Lam

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Thu: Det kongelige slott/ The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French King Charles III of Sweden, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden. The palace is the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch.

During the reign and residence of King Olav V from 1957 to 1991, there was no money for renovation, something the poor build quality of the original structure direly needed. After Norway mutated from Scandinavia’s poor house to its most wealthy member, the current monarch, King Harald V, could start a comprehensive renovation project.

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He was criticized because of the amount of money needed to bring the Palace up to a satisfactory state even if much of this went to rectify construction deficits from a century and a half ago. Since public tours began in 2002, the general public has been able to view and appreciate the renovation and splendour that the palace now boasts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace,_Oslo

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The palace itself is not what I find so interesting, but that there are no fences and hardly any security in the palace grounds and park is what gets my attention. This really does confirm that PEACE can be not only visited but truly found in this kingdom of trolls and vikings 🙂

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The front of the palace commands a full view of Karl Johans gata, the main street in OSL. Even on a beautiful day like today, these were the few people I saw and looks like one of them was having a good nap 🙂 🙂

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The park around is delightful to be in. Lush greenery and beautiful tall trees giving pleasant shade on a sunny day.

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At the edge of the park by the road are some nice flowers…

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Fri: 11 Sep 2001 – the destruction and tragic terrorist attacks will never be forgotten. Cannot figure why SIN chose this day to be their General Election Day?

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Fri: edited – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34226003

At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia

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It is also the last day of the Hungry Ghost Festival and LKY did say that –  ‘Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me to the grave and I feel that something is going wrong, I will get up.’ But he was cremated and being practical as he was, will not be wasting space taking up a grave…

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‘C’est sera sera’ – whatever will be will be. TGIF and a wonderful weekend to all.

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